Far Infrared Saunas: What to Do After Your Session

Saunas have been around since thousands of years ago, and have found their way into the mainstream as more and more people focus on their health and overall wellbeing.

Ideally, you need to spend about 10-15 minutes to get the optimal benefits of far infrared saunas. But what do you need to do after you get out of the door? If you’re new to this wellness trend, follow the after-session steps presented below.

Cool Down

For your body to be able to recuperate from sweating a lot from your sauna session, you need to hit the shower and have the water as cold as your body can tolerate for at least 15 minutes, which is the length of time your system can readjust and get back to its ‘normal’ state. Your opened pores will close back up, your blood will be pulled back to your body’s core organs and your natural defenses will be reinforced.

However, do not jump right into the cold water. Spend at least 10 minutes to let your body adjust to the cooler air outside of the sauna.

Rehydrate

While waiting for your body to adjust and get ready for a cold shower, drink warm water. You can add a pinch of salt as well. This is to bring back the electrolytes and water you lost from your sauna session and to avoid the negative effects of dehydration.

Relax

Some sauna users suggest that the best time to get your sauna session is in the evening, so you can go straight to bed. In fact, a good sauna bathing can help you have an undisturbed, good night’s sleep.

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